March 09, 2021
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is partnering with 3M to improve road safety conditions for children in India through safer routes to school. The project will draw on the extensive experience of 3M and WRI to gain a deeper understanding of the road safety situation around schools in Delhi and Mumbai through data analysis and implement targeted interventions that embody the “Safe System” approach to road safety.
Reimagining Safe and Resilient Mobility for RecoveryJanuary 26, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (February 3 - 2021) – The World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend this year's all-virtual Transforming Transportation, one of the largest global events dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development.
The need to accelerate adaptation in cities and invest in solutions with multiple benefits is higher than ever.January 25, 2021
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (January 25, 2021) — At the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, the mayors of Miami, Paris, and Rotterdam joined WRI, the Global Center on Adaptation, and more than three dozen other cities, NGOs and governments to confirm the urgency to act now on climate adaptation, commit to support further development and implementation of the new 1000 Cities Act Now initiative, and call on leaders to support and facilitate this global program.
January 21, 2021
During the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb will present the 10-year global program, 1000 Cities Adapt Now, to accelerate and scale adaptation measures in cities.
RELEASE: 5 Finalists for 2020-21 Prize for Cities Show How to Tackle Climate Change and Inequality TogetherProjects from Argentina, India, Kenya, Mexico and the United Kingdom chosen for demonstrated impact on climate risk, resilience and socioeconomic inequalityDecember 15, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC (December 16, 2020) — WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities announced five projects as finalists for the 2020-2021 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities today for showing how cities can address both climate change and inequality together.
The culmination of over a year of capacity building and technical assistance led by WRI México to improve bankability of green infrastructure initiatives in the countryDecember 09, 2020
On November 19, six Mexican cities pitched their green infrastructure projects to an audience of more than 250 potential partners, funders, investors and government representatives from throughout Latin America.
New commitment to WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities brings total gift to $100 millionDecember 08, 2020
WASHINGTON (December 7, 2020) — WRI is pleased to announce that business leader and philanthropist Stephen M. Ross has committed $63.5 million to support WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, bringing his total contribution to the program to $100 million, to make cities worldwide more resilient, inclusive and sustainable.
2020 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Abisai Konstantinus, Jungwoo Chun and Fariba SiddiqNovember 24, 2020
Three new researchers – Abisai Konstantinus, Jungwoo Chun and Fariba Siddiq – have been awarded the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. Since 2012, the international scholarship has been awarded annually to two outstanding research candidates, recognizing transformative research proposals that challenge conventional wisdom in sustainable transport and energy efficiency. This year, with support from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation (VREF), a third scholarship was added, tailored specifically to African researchers.
RELEASE: South Africa Joins WRI, Coalition for Urban Transitions in Supporting Green and Equitable Urban Recovery After COVID-19New partnership focused on supporting national urban development planning towards low-carbon, resilient, inclusive citiesOctober 30, 2020
JOHANNESBURG (October 30, 2020) – The South Africa National Department for Cooperative Governance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and the Coalition for Urban Transitions announced a new partnership to help achieve a more green and equitable recovery for cities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 13, 2020
On September 21, WRI and partners in the Africa Mobility Initiative (AMI) selected nine startups for the 2020/2021 cohort through AMI’s Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA). AMI’s vision is to create a vast network of continental and global transformative mobility enthusiasts, who work together to create sustainable and scalable solutions to mobility challenges in Africa.